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# Word for the Day

“Overly flattering”   unctuous   You might know the idea of the adjective unctuous by other words like “oily,” “smarmy,” or overly “flattering.” When a person is unctuous, you can’t trust their kindness, because they usually want something in return.   Interestingly, unctuous is derived from the Latin unctus which means “anointed with oil,” which is where the “oily” connotation comes from. Unctuous and…

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# Word for the Day

A good sense of understanding and trust rapport   Rapport is a good sense of understanding and trust. If you have good rapport with your neighbors, they won’t mind if you kick your ball onto their property every now and then.   If you have rapport with someone, you two communicate with trust and sympathy. The word is…